Category Archives: Cultural Education

alternatives to school-based

The recreation and leisure services profession in the US is one whose primary purpose is to “generate significant public support for (the recreation movement) in order to advance the development of best practices and resources that will make parks and … Continue reading

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“…concert A is 440.”

“Music educators cannot sit by unconcernedly, during these times of enormous and rapid change, content to know that the scale still numbers 12 half steps and concert A is 440” (Kaplan, 1966, p. v). This quote seems as timely today … Continue reading

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Beyond the confines

Music teachers are in precarious situations.  Over the decades, music education professional organizations have formalized and worked to establish purposes, have argued both utilitarian and aesthetic philosophies of music education, and have collaborated with other arts agencies to inform our … Continue reading

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The basics or the ornamental basics?

The 1990s produced new attention on basic skills that all children should have from and within many disciplines, including the visual and performing arts. Beyond reading, writing and arithmetic – the nostalgic three r’s of schooling – what is considered … Continue reading

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